Chapter 106: A Place Not to Be Entered Unless The Country Is Under Siege
That person was clearly shocked, but he did not panic.
After pressing down on the stone bricks again, he waved his hand and summoned a golden sword.
He stabbed it into the crack at lightning speed and twisted the sword, blocking the secret door.
However, this was only the beginning.
In the blink of an eye, that person took out three long swords of different colors from thin air and stuck them into the secret door.
Then, he lay on the secret door and hooked his hands and feet around the hilts of his swords.
After he was done, the banging began again.
This time, the force was clearly stronger than before.
However, with the help of the four swords, the secret door could no longer be pushed open, but the huge force still shook that person until he almost vomited blood.
The morning breeze blew past, blowing up his messy hair, revealing Lin Rans exhausted face filled with some lingering fear.
After holding on for nearly fifteen minutes, the thing that was hitting the secret door finally stopped.
“Phew—it finally stopped!”
Lin Ran heaved a sigh of relief.
As a Half-Saint and the number one swordsman in the Heavenly Saint Dynasty, at this moment, he actually looked relieved that he had survived a disaster.
After another hour, Lin Ran finally had the strength to get up from the ground.
“I didnt expect there to be such a thing under the palace.
What were the people who built it back then thinking”
Lin Ran muttered to himself.
Then, he rode the sword straight to the empresss bedroom.
In the bedroom.
After a night of rest, the empress had mostly recovered.
However, the imperial physician told her not to go out as much as possible, so she got someone to move all the scrolls to the bedroom.
After a few days of idling around, the scrolls were piled up like mountains.
The empress felt dizzy after reading a few scrolls.
Just as she was about to go to the dragon couch to rest, she turned around and saw a ragged person climbing into her bedroom from the window.
“Dont shout! Its me!”
A familiar voice sounded.
The empress was stunned for a moment before asking, “Lord Lin”
Lin Ran brushed his messy hair away and smiled awkwardly.
The empress burst into laughter.
“Lord Lin, youve always taken your appearance very seriously, but why do you look like a beggar today Why do you have to get in through the window like a thief when you can walk through the door”
“You still have the cheek to ask me that Its all your fault!”
Lin Ran crawled past the window and arrived in front of the empress in a few steps.
He probed with a serious expression, “Have you been to that place yourself”
The smile on the empresss face instantly disappeared.
“I dont know what Lord Lin is talking about.”
Lin Ran stomped his feet angrily and took out a ruby necklace and a green jade hairpin that had been passed down in the royal family for generations.
When she saw the ruby necklace, the empress did not react.
However, when she saw the hairpin, her expression instantly changed.
“Give it to me!”
As the empress spoke, she reached out to snatch it, but how could Lin Ran let her have her way In a flash, he appeared dozens of feet away.
In another flash, he appeared on the other side of the empress, almost knocking down the small mountain of scrolls.
“Whats the hurry”
Lin Ran patted his chest and said anxiously, “Im not in full control of myself now.
If you continue like this, I cant guarantee what will happen.”
Hearing the seriousness and anxiety in Lin Rans tone, the empress calmed down a little and said worriedly, “What do you mean you are not in full control of yourself”
Lin Ran replied with a complicated expression, “After coming out of that place, my cultivation seemed to have gone out of control.
I wanted to ride my sword to your bedroom, but in the blink of an eye, I was already outside the city.”
The empress looked at Lin Ran in confusion, clearly not understanding what he meant.
Lin Ran didnt explain.
He placed the ruby necklace on the table and asked seriously, “Now tell me if you have ever been to that place.”
The empress hesitated for a long time before shaking her head in silence.
Lin Ran suddenly heaved a sigh of relief.
“If you had been there but didnt warn me, I would have been very angry with you… Since you havent been there, its fine.”
As he spoke, Lin Ran placed the jade hairpin on the table.
The empress immediately took it away and held it tightly with both hands, as if she was afraid that Lin Ran would snatch it back.
Seeing this, Lin Ran couldnt help but be puzzled.
“Is this hairpin that important Ive seen it.
The material is just ordinary green jade without any divine sense attached.
Why do you value it so much”
“This is my mothers belongings.”
Lin Ran smacked his lips.
“My condolences, but why is this thing in that place Is it also a secret”
“Im not sure.”
The empress shook her head and replied, “This hairpin had always been by my side, but since I ascended the throne, I havent seen it.
After that, I secretly investigated for a long time before I realized that the hairpin might be there.”
Lin Ran immediately sensed that something was wrong.
“Since you know the whereabouts of the hairpin, didnt you think of getting it yourself”
“According to the royal familys rules, the secret place is not to be entered unless the country is under siege.”
The empress sighed and replied.
Suddenly, she thought of something and looked at Lin Ran.
“By the way, you said that I didnt warn you.
What should I warn you about Is there danger in the secret place”
“Well, theres a… a… um…”
Lin Ran nodded, but he didnt continue.
He frowned as if he didnt know how to describe it.
After a long time, he continued, “Something very powerful and dangerous.”
“More powerful than me anyway.”
Lin Ran shrugged and replied, as if he was talking about something ordinary.
“I almost died there.”
The empresss eyes widened.
“With your current strength, you can be said to be unrivaled in the Heavenly Saint Dynasty.
Theres actually someone more powerful than you!”
“I have to correct you on two things.
First of all, Im not unrivaled.
Lin Ran said this without intending to show off.
Then, his expression turned strange.
“Secondly, that thing is not human.
I dont know what it is, but its definitely not human.
Its impossible for a human to be so powerful, not even a Saint!”
The more the empress listened, the more confused she became.
“But if thats the case, how can you come out alive”
“I dont know.”
Lin Ran shook his head honestly.
“But I think it should be related to something special about that place.”
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